Moreover (and probably to the detriment of whatever it was that I was saying) there are plenty of people who would chalk up globalization as the beginning of the end of many of those traditionally self-sustaining communities. Like, we've had more than a few decades of those flawed systems?
> a smaller world is better for humanity, but decades of flawed systems has robbed self-sustainability in these communities
This is an interesting statement, and maybe in some ways an accurate one, but I hesitate to believe that a less-connected humanity is somehow better than a more connected one.
How can systems of "personal" trade be fair to a global community?
Some part of me likes this idea and another part of me doesn't know how to feel about it.
Understanding large, complex (and sure, problematic) systems on an individual level makes them more approachable. But we also live in a global economy -- and that's generally a good thing -- and doubling down on these smaller, more intimate, "personal" systems of production/trade strikes me a little bit as traditional isolationist thinking.
I'm really into this song tonight in a big way: https://open.spotify.com/track/3gFS9CKU70Wm7vAoA0O1uW?si=whO7cAzvRRGVvBWUn80Nqw
It's so good, at least at the moment.
So I've been reading through several stories from "The Bitter Southerner" tonight and it's a surprising trove of awesome content from a refreshingly progressive southern voice.
It took me way too long to realize that my non-signal contacts weren't just ignoring my group messages.
Now I'm here trying to find my update history so I can figure out when this started 🙁
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@sexybenfranklin I might have accidentally referred to my roommate's dog as "kiddo" and I'm not sure how to feel about that.
so I kind of agree, and tbh, this is something I'm trying to convince myself of as much as anyone else, but I also think we're better off than we were 20 years ago, and that's because progressive people tried to make it that way.
And sure, I don't think my vote or my letter to my senator does much. And I hate that I exist in this system with little opportunity to meaningfully change the outcome. But I also don't think we're at the point yet where we can feel good about giving up.
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